Blackfriar

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Blackfriar a Roman Catholic friar wearing the black mantle of the Dominican order
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Blackfriar (Eccl) A friar of the Dominican order, so named becaise wearing wearing the black mantle of the Dominicans; -- called also predicant and preaching friar; in France, Jacobin. Also, sometimes, a Benedictine.
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Usage

In literature:

Blackfriar's, play at, 259.
"Microcosmography" by John Earle
Four miles to Blackfriars Bridge.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
MR. BRISKET THINKS HE SEES HIS WAY, AND MR. ROBINSON AGAIN WALKS ON BLACKFRIARS BRIDGE.
"The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson" by Anthony Trollope
Such faults could be gently judged at the tribunal in the Blackfriars' hall.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
Among them were Baynard's Castle, close to Blackfriars, and Cold Harbour.
"The History of London" by Walter Besant
Whitefriars and Blackfriars are our next places of pilgrimage, and they open up quite new lines of reading and of thought.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
In the great hall of Blackfriars both the King and Queen appeared in person to hear the decision of the Court.
"Henry VIII and His Court" by Herbert Tree
Then, too, there were the "Children of the Revels," a company who performed at Blackfriars Theatre.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
This I noticed on the Surrey side between Somerset House and Blackfriars' Bridge.
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume IV (of 8)" by William Wordsworth
One of these is the Obelisk at the Surrey end of the Blackfriars-road.
"Here and There in London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
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In news:

"And I ain't done yet," says the man who brought the Blackfriars Playhouse and Mary Baldwin College's unique Shakespearean graduate program to town, American Shakespeare center co-founder Ralph Cohen.
Subterranean Shakespeare Presents 'Shakespeare Night At the Blackfriars' Labor Day at the Berkeley Arts Festival Theater.
Blackfriars Theatre reimagines the story through a radio format — and doesn't lose any of the charm.
Partnering with Mary Baldwin College, the troupe Actors from the London Stage will take the stage at the Blackfriars Playhouse to perform "The Merchant of Venice" Tuesday night.
American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse.
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